An African American Director in Japan

An African American Director in Japan

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An African American in rural Japan would make for quite a traffic-stopping cultural experience. In the new film The Harimaya Bridge releasing this weekend, Daniel Holder is a black man who has deep seated grievances about Japan. His father died in a Japanese POW camp. His son was killed in a traffic accident in Japan. Now Holder has reluctantly traveled to Japan to recover his son's artwork. Aaron Woolfolk is the first African American director to make a Japanese feature film. The film opens this weekend at the Presidio Theater in San Francisco and the Berkeley Oaks Theater in Berkeley. For more info check out their website. Here is an interview with Aaron Woolfolk on New America Now.